Issue 68 (Apr)

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18 Apr 17
The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

Review by Alice French

From Tanizaki to Twitter novels and feminism to Marxism, this handbook conveys the extensive scope of modern Japanese literature, in only 341 pages.

13 Apr 17
A Doctor’s Sword directed by Gary Lennon

A Doctor’s Sword directed by Gary Lennon

Review by Roger Macy

A Doctor’s Sword is a documentary film about the experiences of an Irishman as a POW in Japan during WorldWar II.

Le Moulin directed by Huang Ya-li

Le Moulin directed by Huang Ya-li

Review by Roger Macy

A poetry film about Le Moulin, a poetry society in Taiwan in the 1930s whose authors wrote entirely in Japanese.

03 Apr 17
Spring Garden by ShibasakiTomoka. Loss, friendship and architecture

Spring Garden by ShibasakiTomoka. Loss, friendship and architecture

Review by Eluned Gramich

Spring Garden is the second novel by Shibasaki Tomoka and has garnered the young author great acclaim, earning her the national Akutagawa Prize in 2014.

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